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3i Energy System
The power of energy independence!
The 3i Energy System is a
biomass conversion unit and, when combined with its several ancillary
components, becomes a biomass conversion system. The output of the
system may be used as fuel for an engine, furnace, boiler, turbine or
any combination of those or of other numerous applications. At that
point, the biomass conversion system and all of the components may be
properly referred to as a power plant. A 3i Energy System power plant!
The components of a 3i Energy System:
- Airtight Feedstock Delivery System
- 3i Energy System conversion unit
- Gas Cleaner/Cooler module
- Gas Polisher
- 3i Energy System Manager
- Control Booth
- Engine Alternator
Airtight Feedstock Delivery System The feedstock delivery system is airtight and
may be a drag chain or auger. It is programmed to continually
deliver the designated feedstock to the conversion unit at a
predetermined rate of flow. The system manager stores data for
various feedstock varieties, received from the customer and is
able to adjust the speed of delivery automatically. Though fully
automated, the delivery system may be placed in a manual mode of
operation at any time.
3i Energy System The 3i Energy System, a biomass conversion
unit, is simplicity itself! It has no moving parts and, through a
carefully managed air flow, is easily capable of reaching operating
temperatures of 1,200 to 1,250 C within a few minutes, producing a
clean, dry, high octane gas, ready for any application.
The level of efficiency of the 3i Energy System and its conversion
process may be found in the ash quantity. The industry standard for ash
content hovers around two percent; some manufacturers are quite proud to
produce one percent of ash.
The 3i Energy System consistently produces one quarter to one half of
one percent ash by volume of consumed fuel feedstock. That results in an
ash content of five kilograms or less per metric ton of fuel feedstock
For all that it is capable of producing, the 3i Energy System is quite
small. As an example, a one megawatt (1 MWe) 3i Energy System has a
footprint of about one meter square.
The level of efficiency can also be measured in the fuel feedstock ratio
of conversion to gas. As an example, a fuel feedstock weighing between
one and one and a half kilograms will produce an amount of gas
sufficient to generate at least one kilowatt of electricity, depending
upon the type and quality of your feedstock.
cleaner/Cooler module This module employs scientific
principles to clean and cool the hot gas to a predetermined temperature
acceptable to the engine manufacturer’s specifications, thus
guaranteeing the highest performance and efficiency of the designated
engine alternator(s). Without any moving parts, the gas, as it is
cooled, passes through specially engineered chambers that, utilizing the
speed of the gas flow, clean the gas to a “polished” state.
3i Energy System Manager The 3i Energy System Manager
provides system automation for the power plant. The Manager enables
one to monitor every phase of the gasification process and the entire
power plant from the control booth, a cellular phone or the internet.
At any time a single component or the entire system can be overridden
and operated manually. The system is equipped with onboard gauges and
a vast sensor array, facilitating either mode of operation.
The 3i Energy System Manager is best observed from the control
panel, where everything comes together. From a seat in front of the
control panel, one can observe all of the displays that indicate the
full plant operation. The panel utilizes touch screen features and
is interactive. The entire automation system may be viewed in the
operator’s language or dialect.
Alternator Though the gas created by the 3i
Energy System can run any engine, we prefer to fuel engines
especially manufactured for our gas.
Energy System: The power of energy